• 12th Grade Psychology Syllabus

    Mr. Brennan

    Teacher Contact Info:

    Mr. Timothy C. Brennan

    Email: tcb21@scasd.org

    Phone: 814-272-4697

    Course Title:  Psychology

    Course Number:  

    Course Description: This 12-grade semester-long course is designed to introduce students to the systematic scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals and the biological and theoretical foundations of psychology. Students will examine the ethical practices and responsibilities of psychological inquiry and understand the biological, social, and cultural influences on human behavior.  Students will continue to develop analytical skills, conduct research, investigate the mind-body connection, analyze concepts of consciousness, analyze theories of intelligence, evaluate theories of personality, develop an understanding of psychological disorders, evaluate the role and effectiveness of treatments, and be aware of the importance of cultural diversity for understanding human behavior and interactions. Students will demonstrate their understanding of psychology through various projects, discussions, and assignments.

    Course Textbook: Blair-Broeker, Charlie, and Randal M. Ernst. Thinking about psychology: the science of mind and behavior. 2nd ed., New York, Worth, 2008.

    Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour: The Student Centre- The Student Centre contains material to accompany the study of Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour. This material includes:

    • Weblinks
    • Glossary (available in English, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian)
    • Link to Silvius Interactive Brain Dictionary
    • Self-test questions
    • True and false questions
    • Essay questions

    Units Taught:

    SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY DOMAIN

    BIOPSYCHOLOGICAL DOMAIN

    COGNITION DOMAIN

    DEVELOPMENTAL AND LEARNING DOMAIN

    SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXT DOMAIN

    INDIVIDUAL VARIATION DOMAIN

    APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE DOMAIN

    Assessment:

    1 - Quizzes

    2 - Homework Assignments

    3 - Projects/Presentations

    4 - Research/Writing projects/Critiques

    5 - Participation

    Classroom Rules and Guidelines:

    In order to ensure a safe learning environment for all and the key to making everyone feel as though they are part of the class, only one rule need be applied: BE RESPECTFUL. Respect oneself, your fellow students, the teacher, and the classroom.

     

    Psychological References: Books online-

    http://allpsych.com/psychology101/index.html

    http://www.simplypsychology.org/

Last Modified on August 21, 2020